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Where Does It Hurt?
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Back & Neck
The spine runs from the back of the neck to the lower back and can be painful and stiff from problems such as arthritis and muscle stress.
These ball-and-socket joints move in almost all directions. Shoulders are prone to arthritis injury and fracture.
Elbows can be affected by arthritis and repetitive use that can mean ongoing pain and stiffness.
These ball-and-socket joints move in almost all directions. Arthritis and osteoporosis can mean pain, stiffness or fracture.
Wrists, Hands & Fingers
Wrist, hand and finger joints are among the most important joints for performing daily activities.
The ankle is a complex joint with many moving parts, making it vulnerable to injury and arthritis.
Whether it’s arthritis or injury, find out what’s causing your back and neck pain – and get tips on how to treat it.Show Articles
From cartilage breakdown to muscle inflammation – problems that may be to blame for back pain.
Relieving back pain with medications.
Procedures and devices that deliver pain medications locally, not orally.
Aching shoulder? Is it arthritis or bursitis? Learn about shoulder ailments and injuries, and how they can be cared for.Show Articles
Tests your doctor uses to find the cause of shoulder pain.
Common and some not-so-common shoulder injuries.
Joint inflammation and other problems that may be to blame for shoulder pain.
Got a sore elbow? Get details on how the elbow works, what’s causing your problem and what you can do to make the pain go away.Show Articles
Joint inflammation and other problems that may be to blame for elbow.
An inside look at the structure of the elbow.
Tests your doctor uses to find the cause of elbow pain.
Stiff, painful hands can really interfere with your daily life. Here’s information on how to get your hands moving again.Show Articles
From joint inflammation to compressed nerves, problems that may be to blame for painful hands and wrists.
An inside look at the structure of the hand and wrist.
Common and some not-so-common injuries of the small joints of the hands and wrists.
What you need to know about the many medications used for hand and wrist problems.
Hip arthritis or injuries can put you out of commission. Discover how the hip works and how to keep it healthy.Show Articles
From cartilage breakdown to muscle inflammation, problems to blame for painful hips.
How exercise can help your hips, and moves you need to try.
Learn more about three common causes of hip pain: osteoarthritis, tendinitis and bursitis.
An inside look at the structure of the hip.
The knee is one of the most common spots for arthritis to develop. Understanding this important joint can help keep it moving.Show Articles
How exercise can help your knees, and moves you need to try.
From cartilage breakdown to infections in the joint, problems that may be to blame for painful knees.
What you need to know about the many medications used for knee problems.
What to try if oral medications don't provide enough relief and you're not ready for surgery.
Get the facts on ankle pain, from causes – such as arthritis – to treatments, which range from simple braces to complicated surgeries.Show Articles
Common and some not-so-common ankle injuries.
From joint inflammation to sprains, problems that may be to blame for ankle pain.
Ankle replacement, fusion and other surgical options.
Our feet take a beating on a daily basis. From common injuries to the effects of arthritis, get the facts on foot, heel or toe problems.Show Articles
From joint inflammation and narrowed blood vessels to compressed nerves, problems that may be to blame for painful feet.
What you need to know to protect your feet from painful problems.
What you need to know about the many medications used for foot problems.
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